Monthly Archives: December 2016

🎄🍰🍮Holiday Desserts🍮🍰🎄

Aaah, finally what we’ve all been waiting for…

Holiday Desserts!

I tried to collect as many different types of  desserts as I could so everyone could find at least one thing they like.

So let’s get started with our last post of the Marking The Holidays A Little Bit Easier Series

Vegan Candy Cane Fudge

Gingerbread Bunt Cake

10 Vegan Treats

 Christmas Cheesecake

Candy Cane Nice Cream

 Cranberry Walnut Tart

  Cranberry Pear Crisp

Snowmen Meringue Cookies

Chocolate Pudding Cake

German Christmas Stollen

  Vegan Pumpkin Pie

 Vegan Eggnog Cheese Cake

 Vegan Carmelitas

  Chocolate Panforte Italian Christmas Cake

Vegan Pecan Pie

Vegan Chocolate Cake

 Christmas Cookies

whoa! That’s a lot of desserts!

⭐️Hope you enjoy this post⭐️

Let me know if you make any of these desserts and what you Think

I want to Thank you all for reading my little blog❤️

I hope you all have a Very Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Happy Kwanzaa, or any other Special Holiday you may Celebrate.

May the New Year bring you Peace and Joy

Shine!

Linda

🎄🎁🍸Vegan Holiday Beverages🍸🎁🎄

 Next up in the “Making The Holidays A Little Bit Easier” series…Holiday Beverages☕️🍷🍸

Who doesn’t like a nice cheerful, warm, cold,  or hot beverage at Christmas time? I have collected a few recipes that should get you through the Holidays no matter what type of drink you prefer.

Ok, let’s get to the drinks!

Pomegranate Gin Fizz

 Vegan Frozen White Russian

Peppermint Cocoa Matcha Latte

Vegan Vanilla Latte

  Vegan Hot Buttered Rum

Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple Cider

Christmas Sangria

 Vegan Coquito

Holiday Nog

Gingerbread Vegan Hot Chocolate

Wow! Thats a lot of Christmas cheer!

When you click the link to the Vegan Vanilla Latte recipe you will get bonus vegan drink recipes! It’s like a little extra Christmas present🎁

⭐️Hope you enjoy this post⭐️

Keep on the look out for the last post of the ” Making The Holidays A Little Bit Easier”  series…

 🎄 Vegan Holiday Desserts🎄

Shine!

Linda

 

 

🎄🎁 Vegan Christmas Holiday Side Dishes🎁🎄

Hey guys I’m back with some Vegan side dishes to go along with those vegan Entrees I posted for you.

I don’t know about you but sides are my favorite!  I could skip the entree altogether and just eat the side dishes!

Making The Holidays A Little Bit Easier

 Get ready for some awesome sides

Roasted Asparagus

Vegan Corn Bread

Tahini Whipped Sweet Potatoes

Green Bean Casserole

Baked Pumpkin Mac & Cheese

Cranberry Quinoa Salad

Roasted Carrots

Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes

Maple Balsamic Brussel Sprouts

 Sweet Corn Pudding

Ok, now that’s a lot of sides! I sure hope you can find a few you like.

Next up in our series will be

Holiday Beverages!

Yes, some will be Grown Up Drinks!🍸🍷☕️

So now the only thing left will be everyone’s favorite…Dessert🍰

⭐️Hope you find this post useful⭐️

Dont forget to leave your comments or questions

Shine!

Linda

🎄🎁Holiday Vegan Entrees🎁🎄

Still stressing over what to serve for Christmas dinner?

Relax, I’ve got it all right here!

Making The Holidays A Little Bit Easier

 Vegan Entrees

The  most important part of the meal, the entree. Everything centers around that main dish, the star of the show⭐️

I gathered up a few I thought you all may like. I tried to vary it as much as possible so there would be something for everyone. Most of these I have tried, and can say they are very good.

ok, so here we go! Click on the links below for your Vegan Christmas Entrees

Spicy Crispy Breaded Tofu Strips

Vegan Eggplant Parmesan

 Chickpea Cutlets with Mushroom Gravy

Lentil Loaf With Classic Brown Onion Gravy

 Cashew Ricotta and Spinach Stuffed Shells

 Classic Chickpea Vegan Meatloaf

  Vegan Veggie Lasagna

Puffed Pastry Wrapped Lentil Loaf

 Butternut Squash With Sage And Chickpea Stuffing

So there you have it, the list of Vegan Entrees to get you through Christmas Dinner.

⭐️Hope you find this post useful⭐️

Next up in the ” Making The Holidays A Little Bit Easier” series will be everyone’s favorite…side dishes!

 

Shine!

Linda

🌶🌽🍍Trader Joe’s Makes Vegan Food Shopping Oh So Easy🍓🍒🍉

 

 Did you know Trade Joe’s Carries a pretty large selection of vegan foods?

I know vegan food shopping can be difficult in a regular non vegan food store. So, I decided to throw in a bonus post today.

Go to your local Trader Joe’s. walk up to their customer service station and ask one of their friendly staff members to print you out a list of all the vegan items they carry in the store.

Yes! They will print you a list and they will be happy to  do it😀

Just incase you are thinking, “Linda this is too good to be true” I posted a picture of the list my Local Gainesville Fl Trader Joe’s printed out for me!

There is a total of 5 pages of all vegan items they carry. They even spilt it into categories, Beverages, Shef-Stables, Refrigerated, Deli,Cheese, and so on.

So go get your list printed and find those awesome vegan foods in no time!

⭐️Hope you find this post useful⭐️

Post your comments and questions or post ideas

❤️ Hearing from you!

Shine!

Linda

 

🎄🎁🎉Holiday Vegan Appetizers And Snack🎉🎁🎄

 Here it is as promised!

The next post in the Making The Holidays A Little Bit Easier Series

 Vegan Appetizers and Snacks

Who doesn’t love seeing the dinning table full of yummy appetizers and snacks to munch on before dinner?!  For some it’s the best part of the day. So, I’m going to share with you a ton of recipes to help you ace the Holiday Appetizer and Snack Table! People will be talking about your Hoilday spread for years to come😂

Here are the links

The Ultimate Vegan Snack Board

Vegan Sausage Rolls

 Vegan Deviled Potato Bites

Vegan Carrots In A Blanket 

Vegan Cheese Recipes

Vegan Pinwheel Recipe

 Cowboy Caviar 

Ok, do you think that will be enough to get you through the Appetizer and Snack portion of the day? 😄

I have personally made a few of these recipes. The Pinwheels and the Cowboy Caviar are my all time favorites. So easy to make and taste great!

⭐️I hope you find this post helpful⭐️

🎄Stay tuned for the next Post in the Making The Holidays A Little Bit Easier Series.🎄

🎁I’m thinking Entrees 🎁

Shine!

Linda

🎄🎁Vegan Christmas Cookie Recipes 🎁🎄

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The Holidays can be a little crazy! So, I’ve decided to give you all a little help

Over the next few days I will be posting recipes that will take you from appetizers to entrees to sides, desserts, drinks, you name it.

🍪Today I’m starting with Christmas cookies 🍪

This will help you cross the, ” I need a vegan cookie recipe for the cookie exchange”, off your list.

Plus who doesn’t love having yummy vegan Christmas cookies in the house all of December?!

Christmas Cookies

Christmas  cookies also make thoughtful gifts. Tie them up in a pretty little bag and you have the perfect present to give a teacher, the mail man, the paper boy ( are there still paper boys?), your neighbor, or that unexpected relative that shows up out of the blue.

⭐️I hope you enjoy this post⭐️

If you make any of these recipes let me know what you think

Keep an eye out for more Christmas post to help you ease your way through the holiday!

Shine!

Linda

New! Silk Caramel Almond Creamer

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Silk outdid themselves with this Caramel Almond Creamer!

I saw it in the refrigerated case and said to myself ” oh please please please let this be as good as I’m hoping it is”!

Guess what…it is!!!!

It has a wonder  caramelly taste and has only 15 calories per Table spoon.

Free of dairy, Gluten, soy, cholesterol, and carrageenan, what more could you ask for?!

Well, I have more. I love this Creamer, so I thought it would probably go well with my other love that comes out this time of year.

You guessed it, well maybe you didn’t, but anyway

Drum roll please

 Barnie’s Santa’s White Christmas Coffee

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These two where made for each other !

So good you don’t even need to add sugar.  Now this is  all coming from someone who isn’t a big coffee fan. I’m telling you you really need to try this. It’s like drinking a dessert.

It’s Christmas in a mug, warm, smooth, and soothing, it even smells heavenly.

I’m going to go and make myself a mug of heaven now

⭐️Hope you enjoyed this post⭐️

If you try the Creamer or the coffee, or both let me know what you think

❤️love hearing your comments and answering any questions you may have❤️

Shine!

Linda